Students in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic learn about the specialized area of immigration law with a particular focus on removal defense in immigration court and asylum representation. Students represent clients under the supervision of the clinic director. In addition to attending the required twice-weekly seminar, students meet in teams with their supervisor and participate in case rounds.

Students represent clients at interviews with immigration officials and/or litigate in Immigration Court or the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Clinic advocates for clients living in Washington, DC, and the greater metropolitan area and focuses on cases before the Arlington immigration court and Arlington asylum office. Immigration and Human Rights Clinic clients come from all over the world and recently have included individuals from Pakistan, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Ethiopia, and Uganda.

Students in the clinic will gain substantive expertise in humanitarian immigration law, build critical interviewing skills, develop fact investigation, engage in legal analysis and legal writing, along with oral advocacy before the asylum office and/or in immigration court. The Clinic aims to stand beside clients and advocate using trauma-informed, client-centered, and critical lawyering.

Contacting the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic

If you are seeking legal assistance, please call the clinic office at
(202) 274-6428 or (202) 274-7389.

Immigration & Human Rights Clinic
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Room 303
Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 274-6428
Fax: (202) 274-5569

Clinic Director: Professor Lindsay M. Harris

Asylum and Public Charge Resource

Latest Immigration & Human Rights Clinic News

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